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A Family of the Micmac Indians with their Chief in Nova Scotia / Famille micmaque et son chef en Nouvelle-Écosse. 



Place of creation

No place, unknown, or undetermined

1 painting / peinture : oil on canva / huile sur toile on canvas
Support: 53.500 x 39.500 cm
Platemark: cm

Scope and content

This painting may be the original work from which a large number of other versions of this composition appear. There is an earlier watercolour dated 1790 by Hibbert Binney in the N. S. Museum Collection which is similar to this work, and Binney was the Deputy Collector of Customs in 1801. The work therefore may have been done by Binney for his superior based on his earlier watercolour.

Graphic (art)
90: Open
Access to be given through an art archiv
Graphic (art)
Copy negative C-003135
90: Open
Graphic (art)
90: Open
OP-0662 Item no. assigned by LAC 7
90: Open
Other accession no.
1990-497 X DAP

Terms of use

Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. 1990-497-7
Copyright: Expired

Additional information

Availability of other formats note
Colour transparency available

Exhibitions note
Exhibition title: The Painted Past. Curators: Staff of the National Archives, National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 1984.10.02 - 1984.10.31. Further venue: Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia; 1987.04.10 - 1987.06.07.
Further venue: McCord Museum, Montreal, Quebec; 1987.07.08 - 1988.01.03.
Further venue: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia; 1989.06.01 - 1989.07.11.
Exhibition title: At the Great Harbour; 250 Years on the Halifax Waterfront. Curators: Dianne O'Neill, Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax, Nova Scotia; 1999.06.26 - 1999.09.30.
Exhibition Title: The Peter Winkworth Collections of Canadiana: Rocky Shores and Stormy Seas- The Atlantic Region. Curator: Jim Burant, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; 2006.03.05-04.22.2007. Further Venue: Confederation Centre Art Gallery, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island; 2006.03.05-2006.05.14. Further Venue: The Owens Art Gallery, Sackville, New Brunswick; 2006.06.16-2006.09.03. Further Venue: The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, St. John's Newfoundland; 2007.02.02-2007.04.22.

Signatures and inscriptions
Inscribed. Signed. Dated.
Inscription: verso, on stretcher, in pen and black ink, t.: A Family of the Micmac Indians with their Chief/In Nova Scotia painted for J. Hames Collector of Customs 1801.

Subject heading

1. Nova Scotia / Nouvelle Écosse.
2. activity.
3. activité.
4. indians.


Other system control no.